Native Pollinators

Identification of Native pollinators


The conservation of candidate and at-risk species of pollinators and pollinator-dependent plants is important.  Early conservation to avoid the need to list species is a far more economical and practical approach to protecting our nation’s biological heritage.  (Information from

Pollinators Federally-listed as Endangered or Threatened Species (updated 6/4/2012)

Mammals Lesser Long-nosed Bat (Leptonycteris curasoae yerbabuenae)
Mariana Fruit Bat (Pteropus mariannus mariannus)
Mexican Long-nosed Bat (Leptonycteris nivalis)
Birds Bridled White-eye (Zosterops conspicillatus conspicillatus)
Crested Honeycreeper (Palmeria dolei)
Hawaiian Crow, (Corvus hawaiiensis)
Kaua‘i ‘Ākepa or Akekee (Loxops caeruleirostris)
Kauai O`o (Moho braccatus)
Rota Bridled White-eye (Zosterops rotensis)
Butterflies, Skippers, and Moths Bay Checkerspot (Euphydryas editha bayensis)
Behren’s Silverspot (Speyeria zerene behrensii)
Blackburn’s Sphinx Moth (Manduca blackburni)
Callippe Silverspot (Speyeria callippe callippe)
Cassius Blue (Leptotes cassius theonus) [Listed due to similarity in appearance to Miami blue.]
Carson Wandering Skipper (Pseudocopaeodes eunus obscurus)
Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceraunus antibubastus) [Listed due to similarity in appearance to Miami blue.]
El Segundo Blue (Euphilotes battoides allyni)
Fender’s Blue (Icaricia icarioides fenderi)
Karner Blue (Lycaeides melissa samuelis)
Kern Primrose Sphinx Moth (Euproserpinus euterpe)
Laguna Mountains Skipper (Pyrgus ruralis lagunae)
Lange’s Metalmark (Apodemia mormo langei)
Lotis Blue (Lycaeides idas lotis)
Miami Blue (Cyclargus thomasi bethunebakeri)
Misson Blue (Icaricia icarioides missionensis)
Mitchell’s Satyr (Neonympha mitchellii mitchellii)
Myrtle’s Silverspot (Speyeria zerene myrtleae)
Nickerbean Blue (Cyclargus ammon) [Listed due to similarity in appearance to Miami blue.]
Oregon Silverspot (Speyeria zerene hippolyta)
Palos Verde Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus palosverdesensis)
Pawnee montane Skipper (Hesperia leonardus montana)
Quino Checkerspot (Euphydryas editha quino)
San Bruno Elfin (Callophrys mossii bayensis)
Schaus Swallowtail (Heraclides aristodemus ponceanus)
Smith’s Blue (Euphilotes enoptes smithi)
St. Francis’ Satyr (Neonympha mitchellii francisci)
Uncompahgre Fritillary (Boloria acrocnema)
Other Insects Delhi Sands Flower-loving Fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus abdominalis)
Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle (Desmocerus californicus dimorphus)


For more information about native pollinators visit Xerces Society and their Pollinator Resource Center


Monarch butterfly website

animal pollination from

U.S. Forest Service

Animal Pollination

The Hummingbird Society